Newsletter September 2012: Estuary Settlement; Nutrient Offsets; Monte Rio Septic Meeting

September, 2012

Dear RRWPC Supporter:

Well finally, the day has come when we can talk about the Estuary Management Project and the settlement of our lawsuit.  It’s been almost a year since we filed our challenge of the plan to raise fresh water levels in the estuary lagoon in order to assist the growth of juvenile steelhead preparing for their ocean sojourn.

There were many reasons why RRWPC elected to settle the lawsuit rather than continue our battle, but the main reason was that a second environmental document will be released this October on ‘low flow’ that will address many of the water quality and recreational issues we were most concerned about.  This settlement brought substantial help for the lower river that never would have occurred without our challenge.